Monday, October 1, 2012

New Vinyl Record and Music Releases - October 2, 2012

ABBA - Essential Collection (2 CDs)
Acaro - The Disease Of Fear
Andre Williams - Life
Anvil - Back to Basics/Still Going Strong (reissue)
Anvil - This Is Thirteen (reissue)
Axewound - Vultures
Balmorhea - Stranger
Bangles - Everything (reissue)
Beacon - For Now (EP)  
Beatles - Beatles Stories
Beatles - Love Me Do (reissue) (vinyl)
Behexen - Nightside Emanations
Beth Orton - Sugaring Season
Blake Shelton - Cheers It's Christmas
Bob Lind - Finding You Again
Bob Mould - Silver Age
Boston Spaceships - The Greatest Hits of Boston Spaceships
Boys Noize - Out of The Black
Brainstorm - Heat Waves 
Brandy - Two Eleven
Bruce Foxton - Back In The Room
California Wives - Art History
Cher Lloyd - Sticks & Stones
Chris Rene - I'm Right Here
Clarence Frogman Henry - Greatest Hits
Cody Simpson - Paradise
Cuff and Duke - Union
DJ Fresh - The Next Levelism
DJ Shadow - Reconstructed: The Best of DJ Shadow (vinyl)
Damien Dempsey - Almighty Love
Dark Dark Dark - Who Needs Who
Daughter - Smother
David Cassidy - Romance
Departures - Still and Moving Lines
Diana Krall - Glad Rag Doll (vinyl)
Dion - The Complete Laurie Singles (2 CDs)
Durutti Column - Return of the Durutti Column (reissue)
Enslaved - RIITIIR
Errors - New Relics
First Aid Kit - Drunken Trees (EP)
First Aid Kit - Lion's Roar Limited Edition (CD and DVD)
Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
Frank Turner - Last Minutes and Lost Evenings
Gangi - gesture is
Gap Dream - Generator/A Little Past Midnight (7")
Glamour Of The Kill - The Summoning
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Vol. 27 Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA 12/16/92 (3 CD Set)
Guerrilla Speakerz - Holla (EP) 
Hank Williams - Lost Concert: Limited Edition Collector's Edition
Hannah Georgas - Hannah Georgas 

Heart - Fanatic

How to Dress Well - Total Loss
Immigrant Union - Immigrant Union
Iris Dement - Sing The Delta
JODIS - Black Curtain
Jackie Evancho - Songs From The Shiver Screen
Jake Shimabukuru - Grand Ukulele
Jerrod Niemann - Free the Music
Jim O’Rourke - No. 8 
Jodis - Black Curtain 
John Cale - Shifty Adventuers In Nookie Wood

John Zacherle - Monster Mash/Scary Tales 

Joseph Arthur - Junkyard Hearts
Ken Stringfellow - Danzig in the Moonlight
Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, m.A.A.d City
Kenny G - The Classic Christmas Album
Kiss - 5 Classic Albums
Kosheen - Independence
Lavender Diamond - Incorruptible Heart (vinyl)
Lightning Bolt - Oblivion Hunter
Lower Than Atlantis - Changing Tune
Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor Ii: The Great American Rap Album Pt.1
Lynyrd Skynyrd - 5 Classic Albums
Magnum - On The 13th Day
Marillion - Sounds That Can't Be Made
Mark Eitzel - Don't Be a Stranger
Maserati - Maserati VII
Matt & Kim - Lightning
Maus Haus - Light Noise (EP)  
MellowHype - Numbers
Menace Ruine - Alight in Ashes
Mi-Gu - Choose the Light
Micky Dolenz - Remember
Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
Mister Lies - Dionysian (7")  
Monkeybird - Born To Roam
Moon Duo - Circles
Motörhead - The World Is Ours, Vol. 2: Anyplace Crazy as Anywhere Else
Mount Moriah - Mount Moriah (vinyl)
Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth (vinyl)

Muse - The 2nd Law

No Doubt - Push and Shove (vinyl)
Nosaj Thing - Eclipse Blue (10")  
Pagan Altar - Judgement of the Dead (reissue)
Pagan Altar - Lords of Hypocrisy (reissue)
Pain of Salvation - The Perfect Element
Papa Roach - The Connection
Public Image LTD - Out of the Woods/Reggie Song (12) 
Quicksand - Slip (reissue)
Rah Rah - The Poet’s Dead 
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Never Is A Long Time/Love Of Your Life (7") 
Rickie Lee Jones - The Devil You Know
Robert Pollard - Jack Sells the Cow
Rupa And The April Fishes - Build
Sandy Denny - Notes & The Words: Collection of Demos & Rarities (4 CDs)
Shoes - 35 Years: The Definitive Shoes Collection
Simian Mobile Disco - A Form of Change
Sinister - Satanic Blasphemies
Sinister - The Blood Past
Sky Ferreira - Everything Is Embarrassing (EP)
Sondre Lerche - Duper Sessions (reissue) (viny)
Sondre Lerche - Two Way Monologue (reissue) (vinyl)
Soundgarden - 5 Classic Albums
Steve Bug - Noir 
Sun Airway - Soft Fall
Sybreed - God is an Automaton
Taken By Trees - Other Worlds (vinyl)
Tears for Fears - Songs from the Big Chair (Mobile Fidelity)
Tears for Fears - The Seeds of Love (Mobile Fidelity)
The Amity Affliction - Chasing Ghosts
The Coathangers / Heavy Cream - Merry Go Round/Toasted (7") 
The Hood Internet - FEAT
The Overtones - Higher
The Piano Guys - The Piano Guys
The Telephone Ma - Anthology 
The Tragically Hip - Now for Plan A
The Vaccines - Come of Age
This or the Apocalypse - Dead Years
Three Days Grace - Transit of Venus
Three Degrees - Maybe: Deluxe Special Edition (2 CDs)
Tift Merritt - Traveling Alone
Tilly and the Wall - Heavy Mood 
Tim Burgess - Oh No I Love You
Tom Petty - 5 Classic Albums
Tori Amos, Jules Buckley and The Metropole Orkest - Gold Dust
Touche Amore / The Casket Lottery - split (7")
Tragically Hip - Now For Plan A
Tristan Prettyman - Cedar and Gold
Trop Tard - Photodrame and Ils Etalent 9 Dans L'Obscurite (reissue)
Two Fingers - Stunt Rhythms
Ultraista - Ultraista
Undercroft - Ruins of Gomorrah
Underoath - The Changing Of Times (vinyl)
Underoath - They’re Only Chasing Safety (vinyl) 
Unicorn Kid - Need U
Van Morrison - Born To Sing: No Plan B
Various Artists - Essential Rockabilly: The Dot Story
Various Artists - Guitar Heroes & Rock Legends
Various Artists - Spooky Halloween Hits
Various Artists - Who Are You - An All-Star Tribute To The Who
Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground & Nico (six-disc reissue)
WHY? - Mumps etc.
Willie Nelson - The Classic Christmas Album
Yes - Yesspeak (reissue)
Yo La Tengo - Stupid Things (vinyl)


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Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Northern Soul's Top 45 rpm Singer Frank Wilson Dies

Frank Wilson, who was from Houston, Texas, passed away on September 27th from prostate cancer.   His single "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)" is one of the holy grails of 45 rpm record collecting.   A genuine copy (signed by Wilson) sold in 2009 for over $40,000!  It accurately reflects the dedication of Northern soul collectors, as demand for 60s soul rarities have sent prices spiralling skywards in recent years. Here's a condensed version of the story:

Shortly after he was hired at Motown, Wilson wrote and recorded the track with himself as the artist.  Approximately 250 demo 45s of the song were pressed and scheduled for release on December 23, 1965. However, the promos were done without Berry Gordy’s blessing.  Not going through proper channels was certainly frowned upon at Motown and Gordy, known for his tough management style, allegedly didn’t appreciate Wilson recording the track without his OK, so the demos were destroyed.  At least two, and maybe as many as five, copies survived, one of which fetched £25,742 in May 2009. One is believed to be owned by Berry Gordy himself. Due to its scarcity it remains one of the most collectable discs especially by followers of Northern soul.

Frank Wilson wrote or co-wrote a long list of hits, including "Love Child," "I'm Living in Shame," "Up the Ladder to the Roof," and "Stone Love" (Supremes); "All I Need" (Temptations); "Still Water Love" and "It's the Way Nature Planned It" (Four Tops); "Boogie Down," "Keep on Truckin'," and "Darling Come Back Home" (Eddie Kendricks); "You Made Me So Very Happy" (Brenda Holloway, Blood, Sweat & Tears); "Chained" (Marvin Gaye); and "Whole Lot of Shakin' in My Heart" (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles).

Wilson left Motown in 1976 and worked with the likes of Freda Payne, Lenny Williams and Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. before becoming a born again Christian and entering the ministry. He also became an author including the books The Master Degree-Majoring in Your Marriage and Unmasking the Lone Ranger. In 2006, he returned to producing, working with John Legend on Each Day Gets Better.

Here are the Top 3 most valuable records:

1.  John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (Geffen US Album, 1980) Autographed by Lennon five hours before Mark David Chapman assassinated him. $525,000.

2.  The Quarrymen - "That'll Be the Day"/"In Spite Of All The Danger" (UK 78 RPM, Acetate in plain sleeve, 1958) Only one copy made. $180,000

3.  The Beatles - Yesterday and Today (Capitol, US Album in 'butcher' sleeve, 1966) $38,500, though more typically prices range from $150-$7500


Dave Sitek Launches New Record Label

Renowned producer and member of TV on the Radio Dave Sitek today announced the launch of Federal Prism - a new record label where Sitek will personally record, mix, produce, and release a series of limited edition 12-inch vinyl picture discs with a uniquely curator-driven perspective. The vinyl will be limited to 500 numbered copies each with a jacket personally hand silkscreened by Sitek.

More on the story HERE


cool album cover!

Dragonsclaw Reveal Album Cover Art

Australian metal outfit Dragonsclaw recently revealed the album cover art for the band's upcoming release called 'Judgement Day.'  Originally it was an EP release, but the now full-length album is expected to be released in early 2013.


LED ZEPPELIN To Attend London Screening Of 'Celebration Day' 

LED ZEPPELIN members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant will be at London, England's Hammersmith Apollo on October 12 for a special premiere screening of "Celebration Day". 

Read more at Blabbermouth


Art Garfunkel A No Show For 2 Swedish Concerts

Swedish concert organizers stated that Art Garfunkel failed to show up at two scheduled events and instead flew home to the United States.  Organizer Niels Estrup told the Sydsvenskan paper on Sunday that the iconic 1960s pop singer failed to appear at Night of the Proms, a fusion of classical and pop music, in Goteborg on Friday and Malmo on Saturday.

seems he may have angered the swiss......


album cover art of the day, this out of new zealand

VILLAINY announce album – with cover art by Storm Thorgerson


hundreds of billions of CDs have been sold, but as we all know, it doesn't do the music justice, but our beloved vinyl does!

Rock on! The compact disc turns 30


Dio Disciples Lock Down US Tour in Support of New Dio Hits Package


The Starting Line To Release Super Rare LP On Vinyl


cool write up, people think that you can't find turntables, that's bull, you can get a great one for around $300

LPs are groovy again; here's what you need to know about buying a decent turntable.

How to buy a turntable


Rory Gallagher's Re-Mastered Albums Released Today


Slash to Perform New Single 'Standing in the Sun' on TBS's CONAN, 10/4


Hear Mumford And Sons Cover Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen


in the category of now i have seen everything.....

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